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Zehra Nigah is an Urdu poet and scriptwriter from Pakistan. She was one of two female poets to gain importance in the 1950s when the scene was dominated by men. She has written several television drama serials. She has also received various awards including Pride of Performance in recognition of her literary works in 2006.

Zehra was born in Hyderabad, British India. She migrated to Pakistan after the 1947 independence of Pakistan. Her father was a civil servant with an interest in poetry. Zehra's elder sister, Fatima Surayya Bajia, is also a writer. One of her brothers, Anwar Maqsood, is a writer, satirist and a television host and another brother, Ahmad Maqsood was Secretary to the Government of Sindh. She married Majid Ali, who was a civil servant and had interest in Sufi poetry.

Zehra Nigah began her writing career during her childhood. When she was 14 years old, she learned the poetry of prominent poets by heart. She is inspired by classical tradition of Urdu poetry. In 2012, an event was held by the fellow writers at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi to launch a CD of Zehra Nigah's poetry in her own voice. The event was presided over by the writer Intezar Hussain and also included the famous humorist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi.

His most famous Publications are Sham Ka Pehla Tara ,Waraq, Firaq.